Origin of hominycontr. from rockahominy from Amerindian (Algonquian), as in Virginian rokahamen, meal from parched corn
dry corn (maize) with the hull and germ removed and often coarsely ground (hominy grits): it is boiled for food
Whole or ground kernels of corn from which the hull and germ have been removed, as by boiling in a solution of water and lye.
Origin of hominyShort for Virginia Algonquian uskatahomen
(usually uncountable, plural hominies)
- It is a business centre for the prosperous farming region by which it is surrounded, and is a shipping point for oysters and fish; among its manufactures are canned fruits and vegetables, flour, hominy, phosphates, underwear and lumber.
- In 1900 Nebraska City ranked third among the manufacturing cities of the state, the manufactures including canned fruits and vegetables, packed pork, flour, oatmeal, hominy, grits, meal, starch, cider-vinegar, agricultural implements, windmills, paving bricks, concrete, sewer pipe, beer, over-ails and shirts.